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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Mr. Matthew J. Bulpitt

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Mr. Matthew J. Bulpitt


For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Mr. Matthew J. Bulpitt is an exceptionally capable engineer with superb leadership ability, peerless integrity, and a proven instinct for mentorship and teaching who has become a role model for professionalism, technical competence and promotion of naval engineering as a career.

In his capacity as lead engineer for the first-of-a-kind 13.8kV carrier electric plant, Mr. Bulpitt learned how to negotiate aggressive development schedules while tackling significant technical challenges associated with this first-of-a-kind equipment required to last for a 50-year ship life. His ability to manage all aspects of this engineering challenge served him well as his responsibilities increased as Branch Head responsible for the development of the electric propulsion system for the OHIO replacement program.

Mr. Bulpitt’s knowledge of integrated systems in shipboard applications makes him an invaluable asset to NAVSEA's nuclear powered ship design team. Not only can he translate exceptionally complicated electric plant and reactor plant systems and component design issues into easily understood concepts, but he also possesses the strategic insight and vision to develop proactive, effective implementation plans and budgets to deliver these new designs within budget on or ahead of schedule.

Moreover, Mr. Bulpitt has sought out multiple teaching and mentoring opportunities, including serving as the instructor for familiarization training of Naval Reactor's newest engineers in electric plant design and operation, teaching engineers returning from their graduate-level reactor engineering schooling, and taking the lead instructor position for teaching electric plant design and operation to submarine prospective commanding officers.

In recognition of Mr. Bulpitt’s demonstrated technical excellence and his proven capacity for continued professional growth, he is truly deserving of the 2013 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award.